Sport injuries include bruises, pain and limited movement. In Chinese Medicine it is a result of ‘Qi’ energy (the body’s vital energy) and blood stasis in the meridians (channels where the vital energy flows) due to repetitive use or over strain of muscles and tendons. If the stagnation remains the nutritive ‘Qi’ energy can’t flow to restore the balance.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR SPORTS INJURIES
Acupuncture is used to remove the stagnation to allow the new blood coming through therefore the inflammation and swelling are minimized. Moxibustion (burning stick made of leaves applied close to the area where the injury is located) might also be prescribed by the Chinese practitioner.
See what the British Acupuncture Council says about treating sports injuries with acupuncture.